Why has Lollipop only achieved less than a tenth of the Kitkat distribution? As with every version of Android, Google does not have a direct relationship with the customers’ OS. Any new version of the OS has to be passed to the manufacturers, who then tailor it to each handset and the individual SKU’s of that handset, which are then passed to networks for testing and certification, and then the system to push the over-the-air update to subscribers can begin.
When is a console not a console? This is not an Eastern riddle; it's the pitch behind the SlimPort Nano-Console. While the Nano-Console may resemble a small Android box, it's actually something much cleverer: an HDMI box that makes your existing Android smartphone or tablet into a big-screen multimedia machine.
European carmaker Volkswagen has rolled out a massive amount of new technology at CES 2015 that will soon be standard fare on their cars and vehicles. One of these is MirrorLink, VW’s second generation “modular infotainment platform”, which integrates Android Auto (and Apple’s CarPlay) into its system.
Last year at CES LG released its G Flex, a device many thought designed as a display technology demonstration. It turns out the curved display is more than that as LG just announced the successor, the LG G Flex 2.
Android TV, in case you've had your ears plugged lately, is Google's latest effort at getting its software into your home entertainment setup. At CES this week, Google announced that Sony, Sharp, and Philips all had Android TV-powered televisions in the works for this spring. A set-top Android TV gaming console is supposed to launch next month, meanwhile, and at least one standalone streaming media player is scheduled to arrive later this year.